Recently I read an article on how children who know their family tree and the history and stories behind it, are more confident. Looking for some more information, I found this NY Times article and decided to conduct my own little experiment.
So, that night, I took aside the youngest and started the conversation by . . . → Read More: Family Narrative Experiment
The eldest daughter walked into the living room, bleary-eyed from staying up too late the night before. “I woke up with a realization,” she said. “You know how the average person is supposed to sleep 8 hours a day?”
“That means you’ve slept at least a-third of your life away.”
Before . . . → Read More: Deep Thoughts
One week of summer passed and I’m pleased to cross off one “Mom Summer Goal” from my list. I wanted to increase my kiddos consumption of veggies, and vowed to make a spinach smoothie that my family would like… or at least tolerate.
After a few so-so trials, I found one they . . . → Read More: Spinach Celebration
This fall, I let the kiddos pick out their fabric for curtains. The flames above are my son’s. The problem? In the Northwest, summer sunlight blazes through the darkest of curtains approximately 20 hours a day. I’m only slightly exaggerating.
I blame myself for reading all those Sandra Boynton books to my kids when . . . → Read More: DIY Blackout Curtains